rested on/upon; resting on/upon; rests on/upon
Definition of rest on/upon
1 : to depend or rely on (someone or something) All our hopes rested on one man.
2 : to stop moving and look at (someone or something) His eyes/gaze rested on the letter.
3 : to be based on (something) His theory rested upon two important pieces of evidence.
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